The protocol's Medical Element involves the right arm of the gospel work. Not only did Jesus go “about all Galilee, teaching in the synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom,” He also went “healing all manner of disease among the people.”1 It is absolutely necessary that we understand the rigid distinction between this Galilee Protocol element and modern allopathic* medicine. It has to be clear and obvious that this is the work of the God of heaven, and not the god of Ekron.

Ellen White once said, “I tried to make it plain that sanitarium physicians and helpers were to cooperate with God in combating disease not only through the use of natural remedial agencies He has placed within our reach, but also by encouraging their patients to lay hold of divine strength through obedience to the command-ments of God.”2 Referring to Loma Linda, she writes, “It is in the order of God that this property has been secured, and He has given instruction that a school should be connected with the sanitarium. A special work is to be done there in qualifying young men and young women to be efficient medical missionary workers. They are to be taught how to treat the sick without the use of drugs.”3 “Let Seventh-day Adventist medical workers remember that the Lord God omnipotent reigneth. Christ is the greatest Physician that ever trod the sin-cursed earth. The Lord would have His people come to Him for their power of healing. He will baptize them with His Holy Spirit and fit them for a service that will make them a blessing in restoring the spiritual and physical health of those who need healing.”4.

"O how great are the possibilities that He has placed within our reach! He says, 'Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in My name, He will give it to you.' He promises to come to us as a Comforter, to bless us. Why do we not believe these promises? That which we lack in faith we make up by the use of drugs. Let us give up the drugs, believing that Jesus does not desire us to be sick, and that if we live in accordance to the principles of health reform, He will keep us well.”5 “The same power that upholds nature is working also in man. The same great laws that guide alike the star and the atom control human life. The laws that govern the heart's action, regulating the flow of the current of life to the body, are the laws of the mighty Intelligence that has the jurisdiction of the soul. From Him all life proceeds. Only in harmony with Him can be found its true sphere of action. For all the objects of His creation the condition is the same,–a life sustained by receiving the life of God, a life exercised in harmony with the Creator's will. To transgress His law, physical, mental, or moral, is to place one's life out of harmony with the universe, to introduce discord, anarchy and ruin.”6

“We must have medical instructors who will teach the science of healing without the use of drugs... We are to prepare a company of workers who will follow Christ's methods.”7 “God's people are to be genuine medical missionaries. They are to learn to minister to the needs of soul and body. They should know how to give the simple treatments that do so much to relieve pain and remove disease. They should be familiar with the principles of health reform, that they may show others how, by right habits of eating, drinking, and dressing, disease may be prevented and health regained. Demonstration of the value of the principles of health reform will do much toward removing prejudice against our evangelistic work. The Great Physician, the originator of medical missionary work, will bless every one who will go forward humbly and trustfully, seeking to impart the truth for our time.”8 “We cannot heal. We cannot change the diseased conditions of the body. But it is our part, as medical missionaries, as workers together with God, to use the means He has provided. Then we should pray that He will bless these agencies. We do believe in God; we believe in a God who hears and answers prayer.”9

Ellen White wrote: “The treatment we gave when the sanitarium was first established required earnest labor to combat disease. We did not use drug concoctions; we followed hygienic methods. The work was blessed by God. It was a work in which the human instrumentality could cooperate with God in saving life. There should be nothing put into the human system that would leave its baleful influence behind. And to carry out the light on this subject, to practice hygienic treatment, and to educate on altogether different lines of treating the sick, was the reason given me why we should have sanitariums established in various localities.”10

*The mainstream medical system using pharmacology, radiation, and surgery to treat disease. 1Matthew 4:23. 2Ellen G. White, Review and Herald, June 21, 1906. 3White, Letter 274, 1906. 4White, The Medical Evangelist, Vol. 2, No. 1, 1910. 5White, Manuscript 169, July 12, 1902. 6White, Medical Ministry, p. 10. 7Ibid, p. 75. 8White, Welfare Ministry, p. 127. 9White, Medical Ministry, p. 13. 10White, Manuscript Releases, Vol. 21, p. 289.